It’s A Bad Time To Be A Teen In Riverdale In ‘Archie’ #12 [Preview]
So here's what we already know: In Archie #13, the human wrecking ball that is Cheryl Blossom is going to make her debut in the all-new, slightly different rebooted Riverdale. We also know that when Cheryl shows up, the normally stable, carefully balanced ecosystem of teen romances that make up Riverdale is thrown into complete, nearly apocalyptic disarray. What we don't know is what happens when Cheryl gets dropped into a Riverdale that's already out of balance. But we're about to find out.
When Archie #12 hits shelves this week, it looks like everyone's relationship is falling apart just on the eve of the Blossoms sweeping in like a hurricane. In other words, it's a bad day to be a teenager in Riverdale, and you can see just how bad with a preview below!
See what I mean? Things are getting so bad in there that Veronica Lodge is apologizing to Archie Andrews. That doesn't happen. That shouldn't happen, and it's a little upsetting to actually see it. If there's a panel of Reggie expressing a human emotion in there somewhere, I don't even know what to do. Here's the solicitation:
THE END OF AN ERA FOR RIVERDALE’S POWER COUPLE! The romantic rivalries and not-so-friendly competitions in Riverdale will finally come to an end as newly-crowned queen of Riverdale Veronica Lodge is sent packing once and for all! What does this mean for Archie? You won’t want to miss this one!
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Ryan Jampole, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Veronica Fish
Variant Cover: Bilquis Evely, Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 9/21
32-page, full color comic